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Seventh Grave found at Bronze Age Skye Dig Site

December 26, 2009

A seventh grave has been discovered at a prehistoric burial ground being excavated on Skye.

The discovery was made by a team of archeologists working close to Armadale pier on the Sleat peninsula.

Six slab-lined graves and numerous cremation pits were previously unearthed on the house-building plot in October. Excavations began on a second area of the site this month after the removal of overhead power lines.

The latest discovery is believed to be older than pevious graves and could date from the early Bronze Age, more than 4,000 years ago.

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